Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870–1947, American zoologist and educator, b. Toronto, B.A. Univ. of Toronto, 1891, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1894. He taught, conducted research, and was an administrator at the Univ. of Chicago from 1900. His embryological investigations reached into all aspects of cellular and embryonic development, including the role of the sex hormones. He is best known for his dedicated efforts in shaping the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Oceanographic Institute at Woods Hole, Mass. In addition to many scientific papers, he wrote The Development of the Chick (1908, 3d ed. 1952), a leading text in embryology, and The Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (1944).
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